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Event Notification Report for August 4, 2005

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Event Reports For
08/03/2005 - 08/04/2005

** EVENT NUMBERS **


41883 41884 41889

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41883
Rep Org: LOUISIANA RADIATION PROTECTION DIV
Licensee: D & S WIRELINE
Region: 4
City:  State: LA
County: RICHLAND PARISH
License #: LA7657L01-L01
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: S. BLACKWELL VIA FAX
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 07/29/2005
Notification Time: 17:07 [ET]
Event Date: 07/21/2005
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID GRAVES (R4)
JOSEPH GIITTER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - ABANDONED WELL LOGGING SOURCE

The licensee provided the following information via facsimile:

"On July 21, 2005, D & S Wireline lost a 3.0 Ci source of Am-Be 241 with serial number NV5161NE downhole. The source was manufactured by Gamma Industries on November 10, 1981. D & S stopped trying to retrieve the source on July 26, 2005. The well logging tool is at a depth of 3210 feet. A cement plug and whipstock have been put on top of the tool to keep from reentering the well."

Louisiana Report Number LA050006.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 41884
Rep Org: WA DIVISION OF RADIATION PROTECTION
Licensee: LONGVIEW INSPECTION
Region: 4
City: EVERETT State: WA
County:
License #: IR067-1
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: A. SCROGGS VIA E-MAIL
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 07/29/2005
Notification Time: 17:05 [ET]
Event Date: 06/30/2005
Event Time: [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/29/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
DAVID GRAVES (R4)
JOSEPH GIITTER (NMSS)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE EVENT - HIGH DOSIMETRY BADGE READING

The licensee provided the following information via email:

"On July 28, 2005 the RSO for Longview Inspection, a radiography company located in Everett Washington, notified [the Washington State Radioactive Materials] department of a potential overexposure. In a written report sent that night, events were described as follows: Two Level 2 radiographers were dispatched to Kent Washington to perform radiography work on an above ground pipeline. Each radiographer was properly equipped with survey meters, self-reading pocket dosimeters, rate alarm dosimeters, and OSL [Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dosimetry]] badges.

"During the course of the on site work, radiographer #1 crawled under the pipe to search for pipe numbers. At that time, it is believed that his OSL badge was knocked off his shirt pocket where he had it clipped. Both radiographers continued to work taking shots in the area unaware of the missing OSL badge. The alarm rate and pocket dosimeters were worn in a pouch on his hip and not in his shirt pocket with the OSL badge.

"At the conclusion of the work, while both radiographers performed their break downs, equipment checks and daily radiation reports to complete the job, radiographer #1 discovered his OSL badge was missing. The immediate area was searched and the OSL badge was discovered under a sheet of plywood pulled into place to crawl upon while under the pipe.

"They returned to their shop in Everett, Washington and notified the RSO of the mishap. The two radiographers reported that their rate alarms had not sounded constantly and periodic checks of the pocket dosimeter did not indicate any abnormal doses. Both men stated that they were working side by side the whole day . Since it was the end of the month wear period, the RSO sent all the radiographers' OSL badges in for processing. He forwarded the dosimetry report to us with his written report of the incident.

"The report on the OSL found under the pipe had millirem readings of 5367 - Deep dose, 5638 Eye dose, and 6237 Shallow dose. The radiographer #2 had readings that were consistent with the doses reported for the wear period with other radiographers in the company.

"The RSO reported that he suspended the radiographer #1 who had lost the OSL badge under the pipe, until the RSO receives approval from the department to resume radiographic operations."

Washington State Report #WA-05-044

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Power Reactor Event Number: 41889
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: DEREK DROKELMAN
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 08/03/2005
Notification Time: 12:51 [ET]
Event Date: 08/03/2005
Event Time: 09:08 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/03/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.73 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
MONTE PHILLIPS (R3)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

POSITIVE RANDOM FITNESS FOR DUTY TEST

On August 3, 2005, a non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The individuals unescorted access was suspended. Contact the Headquarters Operations Officer for additional details.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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